Specifically, Tyson cited two key factors in Qantas’ operational success in the cloud to date.
“Qantas do cloud at a massive scale and there are two things they’ve done to be so successful with such a small team,” he said.
“One, they’ve democratised the use of cloud within Qantas for application owners and developers to deploy their own applications when they want, and two, they’ve ensured that 100 percent of all deployments are done leveraging declarative infrastructure-as-code.
“Everything goes through a CI/CD pipeline and we ensure that all environments are exactly the same.”
In instances where Qantas ran into “issues” scaling its use of AWS, Tyson said that an AWS service called Systems Manager had proven useful.
Systems Manager could help companies look after large and complex cloud fleets by pooling resource and application management information in a single place, according to AWS.
“Before Systems Manager, we had no real way to govern who was doing what in our EC2 fleet,” Tyson said.
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